Chairs of Governors

Alice Hodges

I am a Parent Governor with 3 children at the school/nursery. I joined the Governing Body because I wanted to be involved in the school that my children go to. I love getting to see all the achievements that the children at Shirley Warren make.

Vice-Chair of Governors

Lauren Clarke

My name is Lauren Clarke and I have recently joined the Governing Body in December 2016. I've always been connected to education through my family who are teachers, and can normally be found helping local youth groups such as the Brownies and Scouts. I am a qualified accountant and have an active interest in science.  I look forward to using my knowledge and skills to help Shirley Warren Primary and Nursery School flourish in this time of change. 

Clerk of Governors

Susie Rosie

I have been Clerk to the Governors at Shirley Warren since 2000. I have 4 children, 3 of whom all went to the school and one who still attends. I think clerking enables me to support my children's education in a very practical way, as well as supporting the local community that I live in.'



Alison Mann - Head Teacher 


Jess Lott 


I have worked at Shirley Warren Primary School since 2010. Currently, I am teaching in Year 5 as well as being the Upper Key Stage 2 Phase Leader and Maths leader across the school. This means I have responsibility for ensuring that developing Maths teaching and learning across the school.  I am passionate in my desire to help achieve the best possible schooling experience the children of Shirley Warren Primary School; to give them the best possible foundations for happy and successful lives ahead of them.

Sophia Neofytou

I am a class teacher in Year Three and Science Leader at Shirley Warren Primary School and Nursery. When asked why I wanted to become a staff governor for our school, the primary reason that came to mind was that I believe in our school and want to contribute to make a difference. I would like to support our school in achieving our aims and objectives beyond the support of being a teacher. I aim to gain more experience, leadership skills and knowledge in how our school runs and am passionate about having a positive impact for our pupils, staff and school. I aim to be a representative member of staff who brings commitment, motivation and balance to the Governing Body. I have the chance to bring my knowledge as a Class Teacher, as well as previous experience as a Learning Support Assistant to the process of governance, to support the Governing Body in shaping our strategic policy and vision.

Azmi Quraish

I have always been passionate about children’s education and was thrilled to join as a co-opted governor at Shirley Warren Primary School.  I believe my legal background and training provide relevant skills and contribution to the governing body, whilst my previous experience as a parent governor give me a personal understanding of the demographics of the school.


Sally Spicer

With my recent knowledge in local government as a city councillor and a back ground of 18 years in early years, I really wanted to put my knowledge to good use in the role of a governor. My son also attends the school so it's great to be involved in the improvement and progression of the school in which he attends. I also really enjoy working in the community to make a difference.

Catrin Watkins 

My name is Catrin and I have recently joined the Governing Body as a Parent Governor.  I am grateful to have this opportunity to be able to be involved in the educational journey of all the children who attend the school.  As well as being a mum, I am a research nurse, where I use attention to detail to ensure that patients are cared for using best practice while high quality work is produced.  I hope to be able to use some of these skills in this Governor role, as the school seeks to continuously improve and provide a nurturing learning environment. 

Shmma Quraishe